I majored in English in college because I wanted to become a writer, and even though I haven't had much time since then to really sit down and do it, I'd like to jump back on the wagon. When I was taking creative writing courses and consistently talking with friends and classmates about what we were writing, I wrote prolifically; it was almost like I couldn't stop myself from picking up a pen and scribbling something down. Now that I'm working and no longer in school, I find it very difficult to motivate myself. I get excited about the idea of writing, but whenever I sit down and flip through a book of ideas or open up to a blank page, it's like I suddenly can't think of anything to write about, or all the ideas in my book are boring and have been done before. I feel so defeated whenever I do this, and I want to bring the fun and passion back into writing for myself. I have been looking around at local bookstores for writing groups, but have not been successful in finding any, or if I have, they are not held at times convenient to my schedule.
In short, I would like to start writing again and finish that novel I've been working on since I was ten. I miss the feeling of reading others' works and sharing my opinion on them, and of creating a new work or exercise and hearing what others have to say about it. It's a wonderful feeling to look up at a computer screen and see pages of something you've created, and then to go back and read over and know that this piece of art came out of your brain. I am an editor at heart, but I find it difficult to produce something to actually edit without encouragement and support; I hope to find both here.
Thank you for considering me as a potential member for your group; I hope that I can become a regular contributor and grow both as a writer and as a person.